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I'm a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth; this blog mainly covers that, sometimes general politics and policy and occasionally anything else that takes my fancy.
Tag Archives: council tax
It was great to have confirmation that the audit commission have, once again, given Wandsworth’s services a top rating of 4* as an authority – the seventh successive year our services have been given the highest rating. It gets even better that we’re still assessed as ‘improving strongly’ and that we’ve got top marks for
Wandsworth announced today that there would be no increase in council tax. This makes the second year in the row that Wandsworth has not increased its share of council tax. However, it’s the first time that bills have not gone up at all – since Ken Livingstone more than doubled his share in his eight
With the Christmas hangovers barely worn off today sees the start of Woolworths closure programme. Wandsworth’s stores all close in the New Year, and will leave a big hole in the town centres they are leaving, and a bigger hole in the lives of the employees who are losing their jobs. Shortly before Christmas Edward
Today Alistair Darling will announce that Labour have finally seen the benefits of low taxation. Or has he? The BBC is currently reporting an expected temporary reduction in VAT to 15%, along with the introduction of a new higher rate tax band and the postponement of various other changes. In other words, we’re increasing taxes, not